Harrogate is centrally located in
the UK midway between London and Edinburgh with good transport connections.
Leeds/Bradford and Manchester international airports are within driving
distance. There are excellent motorway links and good train connections to
Harrogate from all over the UK via Leeds or York.
The world famous
are a short walk from the Convention venue and the beautiful
Dales just a short drive away.
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Venues for the
Harrogate is famous for its spa heritage with
Royal Pump Room dating back to 1842. It is now a museum where you can
find out more about Harrogate's history including connections with the
Russian Royal family and Agatha Christie's mysterious disappearance.
Harrogate today is a vibrant and charming town with plenty to keep the
visitor occupied, from relaxing in the beautifully restored
and Health Spa to browsing around the elegant arcades of antique
dealers and art galleries or indulging in some retail therapy in the
eclectic range of shops from designer to high street. Harrogate also boasts
a wide range of tea rooms and restaurants to suit all budgets - click here to download
Eating out in Harrogate Guide.
Harrogate's reputation as a floral town
attracts many visitors, with the town being a frequent Britain in Bloom
winner and past winner of the Gold Award in Entente Florale. The
Gardens covers 17 acres close to the town centre, with nearby
RHS Garden at Harlow Carr offering another oasis for budding gardeners to explore. Only a
few minutes walk from the town centre is the 200 acre expanse of grassland
known as 'The Stray' which enhances the sense of space and relaxation.
Fresh vegetables and high quality local
produce feature in many of the shops and restaurants in Harrogate,
Weetons and recently opened
Fodder, which both
specialise in only the best seasonal local produce available.
are famous worldwide with two branches in Harrogate, one in
the town centre and a second at
RHS Garden at Harlow Carr, both offering
splendid views whilst relaxing over afternoon tea, or a full three course
Find out more about what Harrogate has to
offer at www.enjoyharrogate.com
If you wish to venture further afield the
Yorkshire Dales are accessible just a few miles from Harrogate, with public
transport to the area if you prefer not to drive yourself. The Yorkshire
National Park has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a
rich cultural heritage. It’s a special place – a fantastic outdoor arena for
recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for wildlife. Covering an
area of 1,762 square kilometres (680 square miles), the National Park is
located in the north of England, and straddles the central Pennines in the
counties of North Yorkshire and Cumbria.
If you prefer stately homes, then you can visit
to the north or
Harewood House to the south of Harrogate, or explore
Abbey and Studley Royal, Yorkshire's first World Heritage
Site, which is a huge estate of beauty, contrasts and surprises, including
the largest abbey ruins in the country and one of England's most spectacular
Georgian water gardens.
Find out more about the Yorkshire dales at
www.yorkshiredales.org or visit
the Welcome to Yorkshire website
www.yorkshire.com for information on the whole of Yorkshire.